Book Buzz for March 10, 2022

BALDWIN — Stop by the Pathfinder Community Library and check out these new titles added to our collection this week.

BOOK OF THE WEEK:  "Bewilderment" by Richard Powers (fiction).  The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…  With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?

NEW FICTION:  "The Harbinger II" by Jonathan Cahn, "Emily, Alone" by Stewart O'Nan, "Or She Dies" by Gregg Hurwitz, "Plain Murder" by Emma Miller (large print), "Diablo Mesa" by Preston & Child, "Heresy" by Melissa Lenhardt, and "The Letter Keeper" by Charles Martin.

NEW NON FICTION:  "I survived:  The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens" by Lauren Tarshis, "Walking With the Wind" by John Lewis,  "Almost Midnight" by Michael Cuneo, "Teammate" by David Ross, "The Naked Warriors" by Francis Douglas Fane, "Brown Sugar" by Joyce White, "Jewelry Making & Beading for Dummies" by Heather Dismore, and "Beading With Pearls" by Lark Books.

NEW MYSTERY:  "Wish You Were Gone" by Kieran Scott, "The Other Family" by Wendy Corsi Staub, "A Deadly Bone to Pick" by Peggy Rothschild, "Dead of Night" by Randy Wayne White.
NEW KIDS:  and "How to Catch a Mermaid" by Adam Wallace.